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WIA2021 Celebration Programme – The AOI

WIA2021 Celebration Programme – The AOI

WIA2021 Celebration Programme – The AOI

The WIA2021 Celebration Programme of on-line occasions will run all through October and November, highlighting areas of present significance, together with different routes into illustration, rising range inside the trade, and the impression of COVID-19.

The celebration programme is a part of the World Illustration Awards, a year-long celebration and showcase of illustration, bringing collectively creatives, trade, commissioners and artwork administrators, celebrating nice illustration on a world like by no means earlier than.

Tuesday 19 October, 6 – 7pm

£5 members/£10 non

Different Routes into Illustration

How can illustrators from underrepresented backgrounds get a foot within the door? This speak will cowl portfolio growth, on-line marketplaces, awards and different avenues for self-promotion and profession growth which are exterior of conventional routes into an illustration profession. 

Audio system embody: Arabella Stein (Managing Director, Brilliant Company), Leon Edler (Illustrator and founder Room 50) and Adriana Bellet (Illustrator and AOI Mentor).

Tuesday 26 October, 6 – 7pm

£5 members/£10 non

Illustrating Covid 

A take a look at the impression of the COVID-19 pandemic on illustrators – each from a inventive and sensible standpoint. Lots of the entries to WIA this 12 months focussed on the pandemic. These included illustrations explaining the science of the virus, in addition to work that captured the impact of restrictions on on a regular basis life.

Audio system embody Xavier Segers (WIA2021 shortlisted illustrator, and winner of the DI Award) and Rachel Bajema (Editor of the Listing of Illustration Medical and Animation Illustration Programme).

2 November, 6 – 7.30pm 

Self-Promotion Masterclass

£7 members /£12 non

Many new expertise and rising illustrators enter WIA with a concentrate on selling their greatest initiatives to wider viewers. There are lots of methods to make use of an awards entry to advertise your self, and this masterclass will take a look at the right way to use participation in awards as a place to begin to larger visibility and in the end, extra commissions. 

Lead by Rachel Hill, AOI Membership Director and the AOI Awards Staff

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Tuesday 9 November, 6 – 7pm

Bettering Entry, Rising Variety

£5 members/£10 non

How does rising the variety of the trade assist commissioners, brokers and illustrators produce nice illustration? 

This 12 months, WIA launched a bursary scheme to extend entry, and we encourage illustrators from internationally to use. This 12 months we had entries from each continent, with rising numbers from rising markets. 

Rising entry and variety provides a larger vary views, totally different voices, kinds and experiences that each one contribute to creating nice illustration. 

How can we construct on progress to this point, and what else may want to vary?

Audio system embody: Dorcas Brown (co-founder, Grand Matter Company), Dwuan June from the Washington Submit (who was additionally a choose) and illustrator Hayley Wall.

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